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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Eternal Life
« on: July 13, 2012, 08:35:59 PM »
What kind of beer do eternal beings drink? I'd guess Old Milwaukee.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Eternal Life
« on: July 12, 2012, 04:40:29 PM »
You could turn this into a killer personal statement. The BU economics department would be most intrigued.

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General Board / Re: My Goal
« on: July 11, 2012, 12:23:28 PM »
Have you considered NYU Law as a backup school to Columbia?

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General Off-Topic Board / Presidential Names
« on: July 11, 2012, 09:44:11 AM »
I've noticed that some fine folks enjoy calling President Obama “Barry,” and Governor Romney “Mittens.” Pejorative, to be sure, but I’m wondering, why did Obama stop going by the nickname “Barry?” It’s a pretty great nickname. Further, why did Romney stop going by his first name, Willard? That’s a presidential name.

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General Board / Re: Anyone with Westlaw Access?
« on: July 06, 2012, 12:39:34 AM »
Depending on where you live, there might be a public library nearby that offers free access to West.

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General Board / Re: Hello from New Zealand - After some info!
« on: July 06, 2012, 12:24:25 AM »
The rules surrounding improperly seized evidence fall under something called the "exclusionary rule." At the federal level, it's primarily based on common law principles.

Wikipedia provides an excellent overview of the exclusionary rule: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exclusionary_rule

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Obamacare upheld
« on: July 06, 2012, 12:09:01 AM »

I think I'm cool with the opinion, except I don't really understand what this means:

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The Act, however, bars the IRS from using several of its normal enforcement tools, such as criminal prosecutions and levies.  §5000A(g)(2). And some individuals who are subject to the mandate are nonetheless exempt from the penalty—for example, those with income below a certain threshold and members of Indian tribes.  §5000A(e). Nat'l Fed'n of Indep. Bus. v. Sebelius,  No. 11–393, at *8 (2012).

This just says the government can't put a lien on someone's property or put them in jail for not having insurance.  They will just be required to pay the penalty.

Does that not basically kill the "super creditor" status of the IRS? Other than withholding tax refunds, it seems like there's not much that the IRS can do to enforce the penalty. I'm probably completely wrong, though. There are probably other methods the government can use to entice people to pay the penalty (or buy insurance!).

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Obamacare upheld
« on: July 04, 2012, 09:59:33 PM »
I think I'm cool with the opinion, except I don't really understand what this means:

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The Act, however, bars the IRS from using several of its normal enforcement tools, such as criminal prosecutions and levies.  §5000A(g)(2). And some individuals who are subject to the mandate are nonetheless exempt from the penalty—for example, those with income below a certain threshold and members of Indian tribes.  §5000A(e). Nat'l Fed'n of Indep. Bus. v. Sebelius,  No. 11–393, at *8 (2012).

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i thing Villanova School of Law is the best in 299 North Spring Mill Road  Villanova, PA 19085, United States
(610) 519-7000s

Siri, where is the best law school to study pirate law?

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General Board / Re: Hello from New Zealand - After some info!
« on: July 02, 2012, 01:21:37 PM »
Do judges in NZ use really clever metaphors such as "fruit of the poisoners tree" when considering the admissibility of evidence?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruit_of_the_poisonous_tree

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